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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to Warden of the Eastern Penitentiary, 17 October 1871

Date: October 17, 1871

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Whitman Archive ID: nar.02518

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Oct. 17, 1871.

The Warden of the Eastern Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pa.

Sir:

Calling your attention to the case of George Mountjoy, convicted in the U. S. Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania of defrauding the Internal Revenue, I will thank you to inform me what has been the conduct of Mountjoy since he has been in your charge as a prisoner.

Very respectfully,

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor Gen'l,

& Acting Attorney Gen'l.


George Mountjoy


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